Voting

This is the most important election of our lifetime.

Our goal at the WCDP is to make the process of voting as easy as possible and accessible to everyone. We cannot sit on the sidelines; lives are depending on your vote. 

Here are the questions we are hearing from you about voting in 2020. Do you have a question we didn't list? Email us: willcodemocrat@gmail.com.

 

Q: How do I check my voter registration status?

A: Check your voter registration at govotetn.gov

 

Q: How do I register to vote?

A: There are three ways to register. You can register online at govotetn.gov. You can complete a paper ballot and mail it to the Williams County Election Commission. Or you register in person at the Williamson County Election Commission (1320 West Main Street Suite 140 Franklin, TN 37064)

 

Q:What is the last day to register?

A:October 5th is the last day to register to vote in order to participate in the November election.

 

Q: When does early voting start?

A: Early voting starts October 14th and finishes on October 29. Times vary by early voting location. All locations are closed on Sundays.

 

Q: Where can I early vote?

A: There are several early voting locations across the county. The times vary by location. Williamson County voters can cast their ballot at any location. Click here to find your most convenient early voting location.

 

Q: Who qualifies for an absentee ballot? 

A: In Tennessee, absentee ballots require approved excuses. Excuses include age, illness, travel for the entire early voting and election day, attending college outside of your county, caring for a loved one, jury duty, etc. This year, individuals with underlying health conditions that make them more susceptible to contracting covid-19 may also apply. Requests do not require an absentee ballot. Click here to see the absentee ballot request form for a detailed list

 

Q: How do I request an absentee ballot?

A:  Click here to find an absentee request form here. Print and complete the form, then send it to the Williamson County Election Commission office. (1320 West Main Street Suite 140 Franklin, TN 37064)

 

Q: Is there a place I can drop off my ballot?

A: No. In Tennessee, an absentee ballot must be mailed. It can be delivered by USPS, UPS, or FedEx. If you send it via USPS, you must use two stamps to ensure delivery.

 

Q: How do I track my absentee ballot?

A: You can track your absentee ballot on GoVoteTN’s ballot tracker

 

Q: What if my ballot isn’t received or I never mailed it in? Can I vote in person?

A: If you requested a ballot and it never made it back to the election commission, you cannot vote on the machines. However, you can request a provisional ballot at a polling place. Provisional ballots will be counted!

 

Q: When is election day? 

A: Election Day is November 3rd

 

Q: Where do I vote on election day ?

A: In Williamson County, registered voters can vote at any polling center.                                                             Polls are open from 7 am - 7 pm. To find the most convenient voting center, check the list

 

Q: What forms of ID do I need ?

A: Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:

  • Tennessee driver license with your photo
  • United States Passport
  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
  • United States Military photo ID
  • Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo

College IDs are not accepted.